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Pros and Cons of the 2021 Summer Olympics by Megan T.

With COVID hitting, life has been quite complicated, especially since the 2021 Summer Olympics got delayed. The Summer Olympics is a very popular event that the Greeks created. There have been many sports added over the centuries, such as soccer, swimming, gymnastics. Through these tough months, there has been much debate surrounding whether the Olympics should happen. Despite all of the challenges over the past year, the Summer Olympics will officially be held in Tokyo, from July 23rd to August 8th. In order to understand the debate, it is important to understand both sides of the controversy.

Firstly, here are some pros. As some athletes get older, staying in shape may become more difficult if they get weaker. From this standpoint, this should be the first reason why this grand event should happen. Additionally, as COVID has led many people through roller coasters, the Olympics would be a great distraction from these tragedies. Not only has the audience been waiting, but so have the competitors! These athletes have been training and are very eager to compete. This could be another chance for them to compete or maybe even their last time to compete. Lastly, as COVID has affected almost every economy in the world, this is a chance for Japan to gain more money. With people spending money on flights and souvenirs, this will definitely help their economy.

Now, here are some cons. Of course, with too many people traveling, there is likely a chance that there will be a spread of COVID. Many people aren’t vaccinated either. In light of this, some people might not want to attend because of the spread of the coronavirus. It is very dangerous and some people might be scared. Lastly, Japan possibly could limit the number of people attending because of COVID too.

Although COVID has been a challenge, the Olympics are still happening! It has been a long wait and many people are anxious.

What do you think about the 2021 Summer Olympics?

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